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Another 10 for May

May is rushing by at an alarming rate, I don’t think I will ever catch up! Having posted about my flowers on the 15th for Bloom Day, I have found 10 more that have opened since then, they might not … Continue reading

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Welcome foliage.

Where would our gardens be without foliage, especially at this time of year when it is so fresh and colourful. All around us foliage is bursting into life, uncurling in fascinating colours,  shapes and textures, bringing their own special magic … Continue reading

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The abundance of May. GBBD 2019

The alternating rain and sunshine this month has all the plants rushing to flower at once. It also means the weeds are doing the same, so weeding is the priority at the moment and will be for some time. I … Continue reading

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Such a beautiful bouquet.

I hadn’t intended to write this post as these beautiful flowers remind me that my lovely undergardener passed away two years ago. However, they are so beautiful I had to share them with you. They were sent by my very … Continue reading

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Where did April go?

One minute it was March, then all of a sudden it is May, where has the last month gone I wonder? I know I have been spending far too much time fiddling in the woodland and now it is panic … Continue reading

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Ten more April flowers.

It seems like ages that I’ve been waiting for Peony mlokosewitschii, or Molly the Witch, to open her fat buds. for long enough they have stayed firmly shut, in spite of us having a mini heatwave. Yesterday however, was my … Continue reading

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Spring is marching on GBBD April 2019.

Flowers and leaves are rushing to open, maybe they will slow down a bit now that our weather is back to being very nippy, to say the least. The new foliage is making as much of a statement as all … Continue reading

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Woodland Treasures.

Flowers are coming and going in the woodland far too quickly for my liking. At the moment it is time for the Erythroniums, which are small lily shaped flowers, only standing about 6 inches tall. They might only be small, … Continue reading

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Hello April

Looking round the garden for new flowering plants since I last posted was quite easy at this time of year, when more plants are opening almost every day. I’m hoping that I’ve found flowers tht haven’t appeared before this year.

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Fritillary time is here again!

Snakeshead fritillary or Fritillaria meleagris are once again the stars of the woodland for a few weeks Drifts of snowdrops have given way to drifts of narcissus and now these are handing over the baton to the fritillaries.

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